Ben Mcmurry

(1889 - 1978)

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Ben Mcmurry
1889 - 1978
Born
May 3, 1889
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January 1978
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Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01107
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Ben Mcmurry was born on May 3, 1889. He died in January 1978 at 88 years of age. We know that Ben Mcmurry had been residing in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01107.
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Ben Mcmurry passed away in January 1978 at 88 years old. He was born on May 3, 1889. We are unaware of information about Ben's immediate family. We know that Ben Mcmurry had been residing in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01107.

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In 1889, in the year that Ben Mcmurry was born, on February 22nd, President Cleveland signed a bill allowing North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington to become states. North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states on November 2nd, Montana became the 41st state on November 8th, and Washington became the 42nd state on November 11th.

In 1905, when he was 16 years old, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1929, when he was 40 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1958, at the age of 69 years old, Ben was alive when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1978, in the year of Ben Mcmurry's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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